Kyabram Free Press
Ashley picks up the shears
Not too many shearers start their careers as 12-year-olds, but Finley’s Ashley Hines is an exception.
He has just put in his first day in the backbreaking profession alongside his father, Keith, a shearer for 18 years who has been mentoring Ashley for several years for this day.
Ashley, who has always wanted to be like his father, shore 30 sheep and crutched a further 60, a good day’s work for someone so young. which is
Ashley now has his sights set on reaching another milestone — shearing 100 sheep in a day. And you won’t get too many betting he can’t achieve it.
Search for Mathoura man
It’s been six years since Ian Gray walked out of his home on a Bunnaloo Rd, Mathoura, farm and climbed into his Holden Rodeo 4WD — never to be heard from or seen again.
Officers attached to the Murray River Police District have reopened an investigation into his disappearance under Strike Force Kirkne.
His bank accounts have not been accessed since and anyone who may have some information about his disappearance is urged to contact Deniliquin police on 5881 9299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
He was 66 years old at the time of his disappearance.
Top dollar for students’ steer
You don’t normally associate a high school with breaking a record at the local saleyards but that’s what happened at Finely.
A 440kg steer bred and raised by Finley High School students under its agricultural science program sold for 600 cents per kg.berrigan butcher Evan Spencer snapped it up for the record price.
The steer was heading for the Melbourne Show but with its cancellation it went to the local saleyards where Berrigan butcher Evan Spencer snapped it up for the record price.